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Research Scientist - Protein Expression


Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Job Function:  Research & Early Development
Job ID:  66280

Help us transform patients' lives.

At UCB, we put our heart, soul and skills into making a difference for people living with significant unmet needs. Working together, we blend the best of our talents to deliver thoughtful solutions that patients value. Will you join us in this pioneering adventure?


To strengthen our Research and Development Team, based in our Bedford Office in Bedford, MA, we are looking for a talented individual to fill the position of: Research Scientist specializing in Protein Expression.


As a Research Scientist you will execute day to day laboratory activities minimal to no supervision to support Early Solutions research at UCB. The Research Scientist (RS) will already have the advanced training/background necessary to perform their duties as listed, independently. Where new skills are needed, training will be given.


You like to work in an environment where you can:

Produce and maintain DNA and glycerol stock inventories; small and large scale protein expression in bacterial cells; all methods and techniques for small and large scale protein expression in insect cells using baculovirus; production and maintenance of baculovirus stocks and inventories; all methods and techniques for small and large scale protein expression in mammalian cells; expression testing of all cultures, including Western blotting and automated methods; adherence to SWPs; documentation and reporting of all data on E-workbook and company databases; understanding recombinant proteins and tagging schemes; routine cleaning and maintenance of all fermentation and cell culture equipment; stocking Protein Expression supplies and media; and maintaining high scientific standards in alignment with UCB’s patient value strategy.


You will contribute by:

  • • Presenting on results, techniques, and literature to their own and other groups. 
  • • Performing advanced Protein Expression assays including Guava analysis or any assay specific to a target protein.
  • • Join at least one project team, contribute to project team discussions, and learn about project activities outside of the Expression group.
  • • Participate in basic experimental design, protocol development and will execute more challenging experiments.


Interested? For this position you’ll need the following education, experience and skills:

     Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree
  • 2+ years of industry or academic experience in protein expression


Why you should apply

At UCB, we strive to attract passionate and outstanding talents who thrive on change and are ready to bring real value to patients. Working for us you’ll discover a place where you can grow and express your full potential. We place an emphasis on innovation, collaboration and impact. Through meaningful recognition and a motivating work atmosphere, we aim to provide an optimal experience by caring about and valuing our employees – just as we do for the patients we serve.


If you believe you are the perfect match to join us on our pioneering adventure, then we invite you to apply and tell us more about your profile and motivation.


About Us

At UCB, we come together every day to work, laser-focused, on a simple question: How will this create value for people living with severe diseases? By putting patients at the heart of everything we do, our approach – from discovery to development to delivery – is continuously transformed and designed around patient needs and their journey.

With a team of approximately 7,500 employees worldwide operations in more than 40 countries, we are a global biopharmaceutical company investing more than a quarter of our revenue in cutting-edge scientific research. We are focused on addressing chronic, neurological, immunological, and bone diseases. We are looking for people with passion and empathy who develop a real understanding of patient’s needs and can deliver thoughtful solutions to decisionmakers across the heath care ecosystem.

Curious to know more? Please visit our website www.ucb.com.


UCB and its subsidiaries encourage diversity and inclusion in the workplace; we are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race/color/religion/sex/national origin/veteran/disability/age/sexual orientation/gender identity.

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